Arc Flash Testing for Protective Apparel
ArcWear is dedicated to providing protection from electrical arc hazards and flash fire conditions to prevent or mitigate their devastating effects.
The ArcWear team works with electric utilities, electricians, manufacturers, other consultants, and the standards organization to develop and test new arc safety products and services, providing:
- Current information on arc rated materials
- Best practices for hazard assessment, training, clothing, PPE and safety programs
Arc Flash Tests
We also work extensively with product development engineers to create textiles, fibers, garments and PPE solutions for the electric arc and flash fire hazards, offering the following arc flash tests:
- ASTM F1959 per F1506 - Textiles
- ASTM F1959 per F1891 - Rainwear or Laminated Materials
- IEC 61482-1 Method A - Textiles
- ASTM F887 - Personal Climbing Equipment
- ASTM F2178 - Hoods, Goggles and Face Shields
- ASTM F2621 - Garment Evaluation
- IEC 61482-1 Method B - Garment Evaluation
- ASTM F2676 - Arc Protective Blanket
New Textile Tests
- ASTM D6413 Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles - (Vertical Test)
- ASTM D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus
- ASTM D3786 Standard Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics - Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method
- ASTM D5034-Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
- AATCC 61 Colorfastness to Laundering
- AATCC 135 Dimensional Changes in Automatic Home Laundering of Woven and Knitted Fabrics
- ISO 6330 Textiles - Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing
New Garment Auditing
A solution for inspecting clothing and evaluating the employee’s cleaning procedures to ensure that your worker’s used and worn clothing is still effective. This audit includes the following:
ASTM D6413 vertical flame test, ASTM F2621 arc evaluations, and an audit of clothing care and cleaning procedures. You will receive a full report of test evaluations including photos and a video, observations, suggestions, and guidance based on the results.
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